New York City is brimming with culture, great food, and exciting experiences. With Fordham campuses in both the Bronx and Manhattan, you have the opportunity to explore the bustling city streets and vibrant communities of both boroughs.

Check out our list of things to do in NYC!

1. Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park

People doing pilates on yoga mats on grass in front of Hudson river.

Head over to the river for a refreshing Pilates class! You’ll stretch, strengthen, and rejuvenate your mind and body amidst the tranquil waterfront. 

June 4 and every Tuesday through Aug. 13, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South, Manhattan

2. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

3 main presenting individuals performing in Shakespeare play costumes.

Grab a couple of friends and watch three actors perform all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays in just 97 minutes! 

Thursdays through Sundays, till June 23, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive, Manhattan

3. Contemporary Dance: David Dorfman, Soles of Duende, and Joffrey Concert Group

Pack your picnic basket with your favorite snacks and head over to Bryant Park for an enchanting evening of contemporary dance performances. 

Friday, June 7, 7 – 9 p.m.; Bryant Park, Manhattan 

4. Juneteenth Celebration

Experience a day of remembrance and empowerment with inspiring music and spoken word performances. Guest artists include renowned drummer Baba Don Babatunde, actress Ashley Hart Adams, violist Judith Insell, mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford, and more. 

Wednesday, June 19, 6 – 7:30 p.m.; The Van Cortlandt House Museum, ​Bronx

5. Bronx Summer Jam ’24

Get ready to groove! Just around the corner from our Rose Hill campus is this annual music festival that celebrates the vibrant talent, culture, and community of the Bronx. The evening features artists such as Left in the Attic, Descendent, and more! 

Sunday, June 30, 12 – 8 p.m.; 2141 Bronx Park E, ​Bronx


Giorgia Sabia is the communications coordinator for the office of University Communications at Fordham. She can be reached at [email protected] or (212) 903-2040.